Tax police officers of the Main Directorate in Mykolaiv region jointly with employees of Kherson frontier detachment and regional Security service department under the procedural guidance of the regional Prosecutor’s office stopped the attempt of illegal export of more than 3.2 thousand tons of sunflower oil.
Within the framework of the pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceeding under Article 212 of the Criminal code of Ukraine it was detected that one doubtful enterprise of Mykolaiv region that didn’t report to the tax and didn’t pay taxes, made the attempt to export abroad the sunflower oil in considerable volumes acquired under unknown circumstances by the sea vessel.
As a result of investigation, the sunflower oil with an estimated cost of 60 million UAH was seized and arrested. At the same time, both the courts of first and appellate instances agreed with evidences about the illegal origin of oil.
At present there are ongoing pre-trial investigation and priority investigative actions on identification of the perpetrators in order to bring them to justice.